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Blue Star Lithodora

Lithodora diffusa 'Blue Star'

Pronunciation: lith-OH-dor-uh dif-FEW-sa
SKU #30771

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Description Beautiful, deep blue flowers with white margins cover this wonderful groundcover. The sprawling habit and mounded form adds softness and color to the top of retaining walls. Thrives best with some shade in extremely hot areas. Excellent for low borders or garden accent.
Light Full sun
Watering Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Blooms Spring through Summer
Mature Size Slowly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall; spreading 24 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This blue mat-like perennial looks gorgeous around rocks and landscape boulders. Use at the top of retaining walls or to soften unsightly curbs. Like a groundcover, it spreads over a very large area. Great on slopes, berms and banks to offer both color and erosion control. Though it's ideal for the traditional rock garden, it's also a natural in the Mediterranean landscape.
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
Care Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

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